HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We’ve spent years comparing eras and players, debating who ranks as the best of the very best, with a consensus always seeming to escape us in the end.
But what about the coaches? Who would make your list as the best of the best, the Mt. Rushmore of coaches of the NBA?
NBA TV’s Steve Smith, who stirred the player debate last season, is back at it again. And this time he’s shining a light on the coaches. Check out who made the cut on Smitty’s Mt. Rushmore for coaches …
VIDEO: Steve Smith picks his Mt. Rushmore of the “Greatest Coaches” in NBA history
Smitty’s list is solid and his reasons for putting Chuck Daly, Lenny Wilkens, Gregg Popovich and Phil Jackson on the big rock make sense. But how do you compile any list of the top NBA coaches and not include Red Auerbach and Pat Riley?
My basketball sensibilities simply won’t allow it.
Go to NBA.com/rushmore to submit your own list of the legendary shot callers you think belong on Mt. Rushmore “Greatest Coaches.”